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    vsnej reacted to HurricaneWrestling2 in 65kg qualification   
    Thanks for the updates - keep 'em coming.
    Play-by-play of the JO vs. Gadzhiev match would be much appreciated.
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    vsnej reacted to Plasmodium in Nick Lee!   
    Yeah, but the backside of the OTT is chock full of dudes going through the motions. 
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    vsnej reacted to irani in coverage of US qualification tournament in Iranian media   
    That statement is very debatable :)
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    vsnej reacted to swoopdown in OTT Finals Thread   
    They need to interrogate Cox under a bright light and see if he sweats 
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    vsnej reacted to GoNotQuietly in Semis Thread   
    Gonna need them for the finals, though
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    vsnej got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling2 in Session 3   
    ...ok, now we know you're old
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    vsnej reacted to BigTenFanboy in Session 3   
    Glad you noticed
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    vsnej reacted to VakAttack in Session 3   
    I'm glad other people are talking about Griffith stalling. Let's me keep my hands clean.

    Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk

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    vsnej reacted to simple in NCAA 2021 Session 2   
    What an embarrassing explanation from Tim Shiels. Just use a damn stopwatch. Honestly he should lose his job over that
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    vsnej got a reaction from BadgerMon in Favorite weight class at a past NCAA tourney   
    1981 134
    NCAA Champions in bracket
    Daryl Burley - Lehigh
    Clar Anderson - Auburn
    Jim Gibbons - Iowa State
    Randy Lewis - Iowa
    12 All Americans in their career and 8 Multiple time AA's
    Thomas Landrum - OK State
    Harlan Kistler - AZ State
    Johnnie Selmon - Nebraska
    Eddie Baza - San Jose State
    Khris Whelan - Mizzou
    Don Reese - Bloomsburg
    Ricky Dellagatta - Kemtucky
    Dalen Wasmund - Minn
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    vsnej reacted to ionel in Boilermakers   
    Penn Stop and Michigone have no chance against Purdon't!
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    vsnej reacted to calot in Boilermakers   
    This a a thread about Purdue so back to Purdue.Ersland and staff have done a great job he's made them respectable fast in the best conference in the country.Thats very hard to do not sure he gets as much credit as he should.It obvious the guys a great coach
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    vsnej reacted to AnklePicker in If Dake...   
    That doesn’t make sense to me. Much harder these days not only because of soviets but what about the number of weights?  Smith’s era and olympics had 10. JB had 7. Way way more difficult. Your competition is paramount in my mind. There’s no comparison. 
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    vsnej reacted to Jaroslav Hasek in Flo 150 lb bracket   
    its almost as if something can be on the internet and not true at the same time. 
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    vsnej reacted to IronChef in NLWC Event   
    You're watching with LJB?
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    vsnej reacted to jp157 in NLWC Event   
    I just listened to a dad coach who fancies himself a freestyle guy.. say Bekzod looked like a folkstyle guy trying to wrestle freestyle in the first few seconds before any exchange.., and didn’t know he was a multi time senior medalist. God I hate youth wrestling culture 
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    vsnej got a reaction from gutfirst in Most Physically Gifted Wrestlers of All Time   
    I saw this match at NYC/MSG and was amazed by Eldar's physique for his heighth.

    Textbook throw at around 5:25 during the infamous "clinch" period in Freestyle.
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    vsnej got a reaction from jross in Dake and JB FRL   
    Dake did his homework...
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    vsnej reacted to MadMardigain in 2021 Olympics   
    I’f it gets canceled do they just skip it all together until 2024 or start the next 4 year cycle beginning with 2022.  
    Either way they better hurry up before Dake is too young to compete anymore. 
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    vsnej reacted to Mphillips in Dake and JB FRL   
    You cats breaking down the video like the, 'Zapruder Film' is something to behold...
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    vsnej reacted to jross in Top 5 Worst Kind of Wrestling Fans   
    I worked 72 hours two weeks ago.  72 hours?  Who would of thought we'd be working more hours remotely from home than during a quarantine than before the pandemic?  Aye.  72 hours?  I worked 76 hours last week and barely saw my family.  76 hours you say?  Nice.  One of my sub-managers changed jobs and there is no backfill.  You were lucky says @southend... I slept 76 minutes in the past month! :)  [ the above is my current reality and I'm using this forum for creative mental breaks - a little community humor would be nice ].
    Please enjoy the real sketch and here is script.
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    vsnej reacted to Husker_Du in Greatest NCAA Wrestler in Last 5 Years   
    lemme throw this out there
    Zahid, if we're all be honest with ourselves - was Headgear Pull-1-1-1
    let that sink in.
    i'm not advocating for him higher. i'm just saying - put that in your pipe. 
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    vsnej reacted to iwrite in Who Would Be In Your Mount Rushmore for College Wrestling   
    First, let me say this is a very interesting topic and I respect all of the opinions expressed. As an FYI, I have attended 47 NCAA tournaments and talked to most of the great coaches and champions from the 1950s-2000s in my journalism career. When Katie mentioned Frank Gotch, I thought of a comment in 1933 by Nat Fleischer, founder of The Ring magazine and the most respected boxing-wrestling writer of the first half of the 20th Century --- "It was Gotch's victories .... that made him the most popular mat star in America and started a movement among college men to take up wrestling." 
    Also, Paul Scott, coach of the 1947 Cornell College team that won the NCAA title; Dave McCuskey, coach of the 1950 Iowa Teachers team that won the NCAA title, and Dr. Harold Nichols, coach of the great Iowa State teams of the 1960s, all told me that it was Frank Gotch who they they admired most as young boys.
    Ed Gallagher had a tremendous impact on college wrestling during his career at Oklahoma A&M. He used to take long trips in the summer to Vermont to learn the techniques and tricks of the great collar-and-elbow stars and then put that knowledge to use  at Oklahoma A&M  to build one of the first true dynasties in college sports.
    Dan Hodge's impact has been immense for over 50 years. He is still the only wrestler to appear on the cover of Sports  Illustrated and the biggest trophy in college wrestling bears his name. He is the only athlete to ever win national titles in both boxing and wrestling and is an icon in the MMA world. For 20 years-plus, Dan traveled the nation to inspire young wrestlers. BTW, in 1956 he won the NCAA title, national freestyle and national G-R tournament, all with pins!
    Dan Gable took the sport to a new level as a pure freshman when he won the Midlands (when it was arguably the toughest meet in the nation) because the media began following him like no other wrestler since the days of Gotch back in 1910. He was featured in many of the nation's  major newspapers and magazines, including Sports Illustrated and even GQ magazine. He was the guest on several TV shows and film stars like Tom Cruise gushed over him. The Wall Street Journal called him "Super Wrestler" in an article and two books were written about him. 
    During his career at Iowa State, Gable drew huge crowds and at one point had 24 straight pins. He was 118-1 and defeated a total of 5 NCAA  champions, including three who were 2-timers!. His senior year he moved up a weight to take on the defending NCAA champion at 150, Mike Grant of Oklahoma, and beat him, 9-4.  Gable inspired so many young boys to take up the sport. President Bush even appointed Dan to the President's Council on Physical Fitness . ... showing his enduing impact on the sport.
    And Cael Sanderson -- can there be any debate?. Going 159-0 and being named OW 4 times and winning the Dan Hodge Trophy 3 times.. Sports Illustrated said his college performance is the second most impressive college feat in history, only behind Jesse Owens setting 4 world records in track on the same day for Ohio State.
    So, I agree with Gockes when he listed Ed Gallagher, Dan Hodge, Dan Gable and Cael Sanderson. And that is not to slight other great wrestlers like Pat Smith, Lee Kemp, Tom Brands and Kyle Dake. If the criteria was Americans in freestyle, then John Smith, Bruce Baumgartner, Mark and Dave Schultz, Lee Kemp, Jordan Burroughs and Kyle Snyder all enter the conversation, IMO.
    Again, great topic. Keep it going!
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    vsnej reacted to BadgerMon in Who Would Be In Your Mount Rushmore for College Wrestling   
    College Only Mt Rushmore:
    Kyle Dake- as a former middleweight, mind-blowing to go up a weight each year and win, win, win 
    Sanderson- So dominant and rarely a close match, though I still count his loss to Jenn as a loss, officially
    Gable-  He set the bar- a total pin-meister
    Kemp- Hosed out of 4 for 4, no redshirt
    John Smith- most incredible- changed the way wrestling is done
    Jordan Burroughs- crazy good
    Bruce Baumgartner-most medals
    Dave Schultz- 7 medals
    Dennis Hall
    Jeff Blatnick
    Rulon Gardner
    Dremiel Byers
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